Understated videobombing—the cutting edge in elite, high-level trolling.
Film director Spike Lee provided what might be one of the best visual bombings of the 2012-13 NBA season Tuesday night when he walked through the backdrop of former Indiana Pacer and NBA TV analyst Reggie Miller’s live shot (via Bleacher Report).
Miller was providing viewers with a bit of courtside, pregame coverage when Lee glided through the scene like an orange ghost, presumably on the way to his courtside seats. The bombing somehow managed to be subtle, blatant and creepily ominous all at the same time, and Lee couldn’t have done it to a more fitting person.
For the uninitiated, Lee and Miller might be friendly now, but their history of enmity goes back into the '90s.
A hated rivalry spawned between the Knicks and Pacers when Miller was playing for Indiana, and Indiana’s clutch-shooting wizard was New York’s Kryptonite.
Perhaps a better term would be “daddy.” Miller might be considered by some as New York’s father after his Game 1 playoff game against the Knicks in 1995—a dominating performance where Miller managed to score eight points in nine seconds at the end of the game.
Lee was there for the game in 1995, and Tuesday marked the 18th anniversary of the famous trash-talking “choke” exchange that had occurred between Lee and Miller.
So like a vengeful specter of orange revenge, Lee sharked quietly through the shot, and his team went on to drub the Pacers 105-79.
Was it karmic vengeance? A freak instance of serendipity? Or are the Knicks just finally getting their (bleep) together and firing on all pistons at last?
We’ll wait to make that judgement, but for now, the Knicks are winning on the court under the ever-watchful, ever-malevolent eye of Lee.
You never want to get on the wrong end of some Spike Lee voodoo: Dr__Carson